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admin May 12, 2014

If you’re new to fitness activities, congratulations on making the move to build fitness into your daily routine as you head into this 40-week fun house, where the mirrors sometimes seem distorted and it can be hard to find your bearings with fitness. When it comes to advice for those new to fitness, the Department […]

admin May 5, 2014

Research shows that exercise, and even vigorous training, are safe for you throughout pregnancy. So go ahead, exhale. Not only is a fitness practice safe, but also it will improve your health during and after pregnancy. Even better, research shows that your fitness routine or training is both safe and healthy for your growing baby. […]

admin April 28, 2014

The sound, current medical knowledge that grounds this website and the book Fit & Healthy Pregnancy comes from the expertise of Dr. Rachel Kramer, a triathlete, mother, and Yale-educated OB-GYN. Dr. Kramer has delivered thousands of healthy babies while helping moms achieve fit pregnancies with her commitment to fostering women’s nutrition and exercise. She helps […]

admin April 21, 2014

As a developmental psychologist, mom, running coach, and marathoner for more than a decade, I have seen and heard countless stories of the power of sport in mothers’ lives. Through my blogs, Marathon Mama and Mother Running Rampant, I discovered the legions of mother-runners on the roads and on the trails, many of whom were […]

admin November 27, 2013

Your level of exercise will vary throughout your pregnancy. Some days (or months) you’ll feel like Wonder Woman, and other times will find you feeling like you ran a marathon when you only walked to the bathroom. During the first trimester, you might find yourself quite tired, whereas in the second trimester, you’ll probably find […]

admin November 20, 2013

Of course you won’t exercise while pregnant until you first get pregnant! Athletic women can have particular concerns about conception and fertility because the reproductive system responds to how much energy we expend by working out. We’re not talking about how you get through a triathlon during your period or the nuances of core work […]

admin November 13, 2013

You might be thinking, “Hold up; I thought pregnancy meant the freedom to gain weight. Why measure my body fat?” Body-mass index (BMI), is calculated from a formula based on your height and weight and can be factor into fertility and healthy nutrition for supporting the growth of your fetus. If your BMI is either […]

admin November 13, 2013

You might be thinking, “Hold up; I thought pregnancy meant the freedom to gain weight. Why measure my body fat?” Body-mass index (BMI), is calculated from a formula based on your height and weight and can be factor into fertility and healthy nutrition for supporting the growth of your fetus. If your BMI is either […]

admin October 29, 2013

In Fit & Healthy Pregnancy, Dr. Kristina Pinto and Rachel Kramer, MD, offer guidelines for women who would like to exercise during pregnancy. They suggest: Warming up for 5 to 10 minutes is important to ease into a workout and determine how your body is feeling that day. Start slowly and build to more effortful […]

admin June 17, 2013

Exercise during pregnancy isn’t just safe, it’s healthy for you and your baby. Fit & Healthy Pregnancy dispels generations of old wives’ tales about exercise and pregnancy so active women can stay strong and in shape. This book from running coach Dr. Kristina Pinto and triathlete Rachel Kramer, MD goes beyond labor and delivery through […]